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President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the Philippines should commit t
hemselves to push forward the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea so it can be finished as early as possible.
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a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Xi described the code of conduct as a creative way to set rules for the resolution
?亚博在线手机419of the South China Sea issue. He called on the two countries to make joint efforts to put aside differences and exc
lude external disturbances in order to focus on cooperation and development to safeguard regional peace and stability.
He underlined the need for both countries to take bigger s
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The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an
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?亚博在线手机419They also concluded six agreements, which involve areas such as cust
oms, higher education, science and technology and economic and social development.
On the bilateral relationship, Xi told Duterte he stands ready to work
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He called on the two countries to strengthen synergy between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Philip
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Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South
China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.
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“People-to-people exchanges pave the road for handling international rel
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The conference was initiated by Xi to promote cross-civilization exch
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by the US leader as the “right man for the job”, told the US leader at a
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ace”, having said on his arrival on Saturday that the trade war was “not the right way to proceed”.
亚博在线手机乌托邦Rarely have European leaders spoken with such unity on an issue. By doing so they will have hoped to drive home the messa
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The path of development set by the Chinese leadership and the Communist Party of China was n
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ards a prosperous one that is playing an active role in the international arena.
French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump participate in a G-7 Working Session on
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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Biarritz, France Au
The US leader has not been very happy to be seen as an outlier among t
亚博在线手机乌托邦he other leaders attending the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, mainly because of his diff
erent stance on issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and climate change, which h
ave made it impossible for the world’s major industrialized countries to unite around common goals.亚博在线手机乌托邦品茶微信
But then he prefers to talk rather than listen, and he has hitherto paid little heed to complai
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The European economy faces dim prospects, with Germany already on the brink of a recess
亚博在线手机乌托邦ion after its economy declined in the second quarter, and a possible no-deal Brexit set to bring even more
chaos. The trade war between China and the United States has only worsened the situation.
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ropean Council President Donald Tusk said that “trade wars will lead to
亚博在线手机乌托邦recession” while stressing that the Sino-US trade confrontation would be really risky for the whole world.
That worry was shared by French President Emmanuel Macron, who told other
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o try to get a de-escalation, to stabilize things to avoid this trade war that is happening everywhere”.
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y the US leader as the “right man for the job”, told the US leader at a Sund
ay breakfast meeting that “we don’t like tariffs on the whole … We are in favor of trade peace”, having
said on his arrival on Saturday that the trade war was “not the right way to proceed”.
China won’t give in to extreme pressure by the United States on tariffs and will firml
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The reaction came after the Ministry of Commerce expressed strong opposition on Saturday
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ries’ top leaders and severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal international trade o
rder, the ministry said, adding that Washington will eat the bitter fruit of its own actions.
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Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad
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tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods in a response to the US side’s planned levies on a
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The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between
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South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the
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ment issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbor for shelter.
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n vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment for emergency repair.
China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billion
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In a brief statement, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.
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untries, severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal internat
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n counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run
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The ministry urged Washington to immediately stop its wrongful deeds, otherwise it will “bear all the consequences.”
The ministry warned the US administration not to misj
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“China strongly urges the United States not to misjudge the situation, or underestimate the determination of the C
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irl does homework in an air-raid shelter at People’s Square in Chongqing, Southwest Chin
a, Aug 24, 2019. The air-raid shelters, once used to protect Chongqing residents from air attac
ks during wartime, have turned out to be an ideal place to escape from the scorching heat.
?defense industry is to increase national defence capabilities in every way, the KCNA reported.
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st in South Hamgyong Province, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
?亚博在线手机会所Saturday’s test marked the seventh missile launch by the DPRK sinc
e July 25 and the ninth this year, which came after the end of a joint annual military exercise
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nstrations broke out, Hong Kong’s economy has been severely affected, with finance, trade, tourism, and resta
urants suffering the most. Hong Kong needs to stop the violence and restore the economy right now.
?亚博在线手机会所品茶微信Married men outnumber women when it comes to having a supportive att
itude toward stay-at-home fathers, showed a recent survey by the China Youth Daily.
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respondents are supportive of men being a full-time ca
regiver of children, whereas the figure among women was slightly lower, standing at 45.8 percent.?亚博在线手机会所
“The fact that dads are willing to be more involved in their children’s lives shows that the traditional mentality of ‘career husb
and and domestic wife’ is changing,” Zhang Baoyi, a professor on sociology at the Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences, tol
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Among the respondents, 45.7 percent were men, and 89.2 percent had children.
?the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo, which opened Friday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.
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avorable conditions for strengthening regional cooperation there have been accumulating.
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ecting the common aspiration to pursue regional prosperity and development, Xi said.
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ial connections between China and partners involved in the Belt and Road, particularly with Central and East
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president of Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.
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epublic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and Japan－represents a market with a population of 1.7 billion and more t
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Bilateral trade between China and Russia rose 4.7 percent year-on-year to $61.13 billion between January and July, while FD
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rcent year-on-year during the period, respectively, the Ministry of Commerce said.
Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat
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Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel
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Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un
ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.
亚博在线手机乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.
In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A
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tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.
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said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.
On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin
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rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.